Bad fauxmance: when celebrity couples become PR stunts

From Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes to J Lo and Drake, pop is awash with accusations of fake relationships – but who’s for real? Modern Toss on PR-stunt celebrity fauxmances Far be it for us to stand in the way of young love, but there is something about the romance between new-gen pop stars Shawn Mendes (got big on Vine, does modelling on the side) and Camila Cabello (used to be in a girl group, Havana ooh nah-nah) that has made fans question its legitimacy. Not because they doubt the chance that these two thoroughly attractive people could find happiness in each other’s toned arms, but because the long-term collaborators – they released their first joint single I Know What You Did Last Summer back in 2015 – decided to do couple-y things in public at roughly the same time they released another collab, the UK and US No 1 single Señorita. It all whiffs a touch of last year’s pop hook-up between Noah “sister of Miley” Cyrus and SoundCloud rapper Lil Xan, which Xan now insists was set up by their record label